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  • South Bund Fabric Market

    • Address
      399 Lujiabang Lu, near Nancang Jie
      陆家浜路399号, 近南仓街
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    The famous Shanghai "Fabric Market" is home to hundereds of tailors and seamstresses, and is the city's prime destination for bespoke clothing garments. If it can be stitched and sewn, they can do it for you at the South Bund Fabric Market. Payment is mostly in... Read more

  • teamLab Borderless

    • Address
      Bldg. C-2, 100 Huayuan Gang Lu, near Bansongyuan Lu
      花园港路100号C-2号楼, 近半淞园路
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    A futuristic wonderland of a museum, by Japanese digital art collective teamLab. Inside, it's a fantasy world spread across many rooms, with endlessly changing and interactive projections creating a disorienting trip akin to that bit in 2001: A Space Odyssey where... Read more

  • China Art Museum

    • Address
      161 Shangnan Lu, near Guozhan Lu
      上南路205号, 近国展路
    • Phone
      400 921 9021

    A vast art museum, housed in the former Chinese Expo pavilion over in Pudong. Works on display span modern and contemporary periods, and there's also a steady rotation of temporary exhibitions, including lots from abroad. Good to know: it's free to get in, but you... Read more

  • Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

    • Address
      100 Renmin Da Dao, near Xizang Lu
      上海城市规划展示馆, 人民大道100号, 近西藏路
    • Phone
      6318 4477

    One of Shanghai's best and most visited museums, the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall at People's Square documents the changing face of Shanghai and is an essential vising point for those interested in the evolution of the city. A perfect scale model of the entire city... Read more

  • Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

    • Address
      158 Yincheng Bei Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      上海海洋水族馆, 银城北路158号, 近陆家嘴环路
    • Phone
      5877 9988

    A popular attraction for visiting and local families, the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is the largest and most varied in China, and home to some 10,000 varieties of sea creatures, as well as the longest underwater tunnel in the world. Jellyfish, giant sting rays, sharks,... Read more

  • M50 Art District

    • Address
      50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
      莫干山路50号, 近昌化路
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      n/a

    50 Moganshan Lu, better known as M50, is Shanghai's most famous "gallery district," home to over 50 gallery spaces in Shanghai, and offers a cross-section of emerging Shanghainese and Chinese artists, working in a wide range of styles and mediums. Great for a day's... Read more

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai

    • Address
      People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu
      人民公园, 南京西路231号, 近黄陂北路
    • Phone
      6327 1282

    The best part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA) is the prime location smack dab in a lovely green portion of People's Square. Sunlight and panoramic views pour in through the museum's floor to ceiling glass walls. International exhibitions are the... Read more

  • Science & Technology Museum

    • Address
      2000 Century Avenue, near Jinxiu Lu
      世纪大道2000号, 近锦绣路
    • Phone
      6862 2000

    This is Shanghai's main science museum and it's a good day out, especially if you have kids. It's split into two wings, one of which is full of slightly moth-eaten stuffed animals, the other with interactive exhibits about computing, robotics, cells, space travel and... Read more

  • Hyatt on the Bund

    • Address
      199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu
      外滩茂悦大酒店 黄浦路199号, 近武昌路
    • Phone
      6393 1234

    Considered site to some of the best views of the Shanghai skyline, the Hyatt on the Bund has made a big impression on the city's hotel scene. The hotel is in a good spot for many of Shanghai's top tourist spots including Xintiandi, the Shanghai Grand Theatre and... Read more

  • Xintiandi

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      Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路181弄, 近马当路
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    Translated to "New Heaven and Earth", Xintiandi is the ritzy cultural hub in the heart of Shanghai, composed of restored traditional shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys. Xintiandi is one of Shanghai's most popular tourist destinations and home to some of... Read more

  • Park Hyatt Shanghai

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      Shanghai World Financial Center, 79-93/F, 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
      世纪大道100号, 上海环球金融中心79-93楼, 近东泰路
    • Phone
      6888 1234

    Park Hyatt Shanghai is a sophisticated modern Chinese residence occupying the 79th to 93rd floors of the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC), otherwise known as "The Vertical Complex City". Situated in the heart of the Lujiazui business district in Pudong, the... Read more

  • Jing'an Temple

    • Address
      1686 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
      南京西路1686号, 近华山路
    • Phone
      6256 6366

    Originally built in 247 BC, relocated and rebuilt in the 1880s and recently thoroughly reconstructed, this Buddhist temple is one of the major tourist draws in Shanghai. For 50rmb visitors can view the three main halls and their assorted historical relics. If you are... Read more

  • The Waterhouse

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      The Cool Docks, 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu
      毛家园路1-3号1楼, 近中山南路
    • Phone
      6080 2988

    Nineteen-room boutique hotel on the South Bund, designed by Neri & Hu, once home to Table No. 1 but now housing Oxalis instead. Read more

  • Shanghai Tower Observation Deck

    • Address
      501 Yincheng Zhong Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      银城中501号, 近陆家嘴环路
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    The newest and tallest -- as of August 2016 -- architectural statement in Shanghai, the Shanghai Tower is the tallest building in China and the second tallest building in the entire world (only the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is taller). It houses the highest... Read more

  • Prada Rong Zhai

    • Address
      186 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      陕西北路186号, 近南京西路
    • Phone
      2218 0200

    Once the residence of Rong Zongjing, a late Qing Dynasty industrialist dubbed "The King of Flour," this western-style garden mansion has worn a couple of different hats over the subsequent decades. In 1949, it was rented to the China Economic Research Institute, in... Read more

  • Pudong International Airport

    • Address
      6000 Yingbin Da Dao
      浦东国际机场, 迎宾大道6000号
    • Phone
      96990

    Pudong Airport: This is the city’s major international airport (airport code PVG) and a lot of overseas flights depart from here. It's located 35km outside the city center so you should calculate that into your travel times -- it takes around an hour to get there by... Read more

  • Taikang Lu (Tianzi Fang)

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      Tianzifang, Lane 210 Taikang Lu, near Sinan Lu
      田子坊, 泰康路210弄, 近思南路
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    What was originally a 420-meter-long Taikang Lu is now expanded into the neighboring lane ways to be more then double the size, between Ruijin and Sinan Lu was initially slated to be Shanghai's "art street" back in 1998 when a former candy factory was renovated to... Read more

  • The Portman Ritz-Carlton

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      Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      上海波特曼丽嘉大酒店, 上海商城, 南京西路1376号, 近西康路
    • Phone
      6279 8888

    The Portman-Ritz Carlton complex is an expat haven on Nanjing Lu. This five-star hotel is optimal for business conferences, with dozens of meeting rooms, multiple bars, lounges and restaurants. Although it's tough to build an uglier complex (Shanghai has done it) the... Read more

  • JW Marriott Tomorrow Square

    • Address
      399 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu
      上海明天广场万豪酒店 南京西路399号, 近黄陂北路
    • Phone
      5359 4969

    The JW Marriott Shanghai has laid its mark on Shanghai in spectacular fashion. Located within one of the city's signature building (Tomorrow's Square), and within walking distance of People's Square and East Nanjing Road, the Marriott is ideally located for some of... Read more

  • Jewish Refugee Museum

    • Address
      62 Changyang Lu, near Zhoushan Lu
      长阳路62号, 近舟山路
    • Phone
      6541 5008

    There's not loads to see in this former synagogue, but if you're interested in the lives of the 30,000 Jewish refugees who settled in Shanghai before and during the Second World War, this is the place to go. There are two permanent exhibits with artifacts from the... Read more

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